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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Uona Kaveinga Verbals to BYU

It's Saturday night, and I just got off the phone with Austin Holt, the big tight end from Bingham High who is on his official recruiting visit to BYU this weekend.

Holt confiirmed that BYU has received three oral commitments today and that those commitments were announced at a dinner for all the recruits and their families a few hours ago.

The commitments came from Florida receiver O'Neill Chambers, California linebacker Uona Kaveinga and California offensive lineman Solomone Kafu.

Holt said that as far as he knows, Hamani Stevens, the four-star recruit from Hemet High in California has not committed.

Still. landing Chambers and Kaveinga is huge for the Cougars, and makes this one of the best recruiting classes in school history.

Kaveinga committed to UCLA months ago, but de-committed last fall and has also received an offer from USC. He is a four-star recruit according to, and recently turned heads with his play at an all-star game in Florida.

Chambers is a three-star recruit who had offers from Purdue, Maryland and Florida, although there are conflicting reports whether the Florida offer was still on the table.

Kafu is not even listed on most major recruiting sites, but an article in the Sacramento Bee says he carries a 3.8 grade point average and had offers from Sacramento State and UC Davis. It said he was not heavily recruited because of a foot injury he suffered his junior season.

Kafu is the cousin of USC player Christian Tupou, a big recruit last year.

According to the Bee, he was an All-Metro second-team selection as a senior and the primary blocker for Houston Roots, who rushed for 1,750 yards and 20 touchdowns.

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